Our daily Bread
by Dr. Johann Georg Schnitzer
Bread is much more than bread. Since thousands of years it
has been the symbol of food, physical and spiritual power, life-force.
This is expressed e.g. by the prayer "Give us this day our daily bread"
(Matt 6:11), by the Lord's Supper: "And as they were eating, Jesus took
bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and
said, Take , eat; this is my body" (Matt 26:26) - and by goals and names
of associations like "Bread for the World".
Friedrichshafen, Germany, 2004 Dr. Johann
Bread is made from cereals. It was the cereals, which allowed mankind to
grow to the present huge population of living individuals. This has been
proven by natural science as well as it is biblical order: "And God said
'Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face
of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree-yielding
seed; to you it shall be for food*)'" (Genesis, 1.Mose 1,29).
*) When I got the American Bible translation of this sentence,
I was shocked, finding the word "food" being replaced by the word
"meat". Already by a logic question, doubts about a correct translation
raise: If God would have created man as a meat-eater - why He should give
saying "to you this shall be for meat"? (Even to the lion He didn't
do this). In the German translation of the Bible this word is translated
into "Nahrung" (food, nourishment, nutriment). In the Ethiopian translation
(Amharic language) a word is used, which means translated into English
"Food" (=food in general, without specification of it's type or composition).
When going to the source itself, the old Hebrew original text (see e.g.
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartiensa, 2nd Edition, Volume I Genesis, 1989, Haeussler
Edition, Neuhausen-Stuttgart), the word is in German "Speise" (food,
fare), which is also a neutral word for food without specification
of it's type or composition.
In fact, God has created man as
a fruit-eater (seeds, roots, soft leaves). This is as well His words in
the original Bible text, teaching how He has created and organized life
and food on earth, as it is a scientific result e.g. of the "Comparing
Anatomy of Dentitions" (Dr. Richard Lehne). This "small shift" from using
the right word food to use the incorrect word meat,
has contributed to make complete nations suffering from chronic diseases
and degeneration. Words are programs. Wrong words cause wrong programs.
Wrong programs produce negative results!
These "every herb bearing seeds, which is upon the face of all the earth"
are the grasses. Only grasses are growing all over the earth in each elevation
and climate. Even today a grass seed, T'eff, is the basis of the daily
bread, where probably the cradle of mankind was standing: in Ethiopia,
Africa. From T'eff the Ethiopian flat bread, Enjera, is made. From grass
seeds mankind has developed all cereals by selecting and cultivating: spelt,
emmer-wheat, wheat, rye, barley, oats, buckwheat, millet, sorghum, amaranth,
rice, maize and other food crops and varieties.
Seeds like grains of cereals are "living preserves", which can be cultivated,
harvested and stored in huge amounts. This does not only allow to bridge
over the cold, fruitless winter season, but even years of crop failure,
by intelligent management of storage. This was known already by Joseph,
the governor of the Pharaoh in Egypt. Joseph was able to interpret the
dream of the Pharaoh of the seven fat and seven meager cows - as coming
seven fat and seven meager years. Joseph ordered to built up a huge reserve
of cereals during the seven "fat" years. So the population could be saved
from starvation during the seven "meager" years. Only based on cereals
in this way, drastic decimations of mankind by droughts and crop failures
could be avoided. That's why mankind could increase to impressive population
of about 6 billion individuals.
These seeds and cereals have an other advantage. They are containing -
like no other foodstuffs - most of the active agents, sources of energy,
genetic information and biochemical tools, which are necessary to develop
new life. This is used by a lot of very different higher animals, not only
by man. In the stage of development from fecundated ovo up to adult organism,
these active agents (vital substances) are used for augmentation of cells,
development of organs and growth. In all ages of adult life they are used
(and needed) for permanent replacement and rejuvenation of cells, organs
So long as humans were maintaining this "Community of Life with the Cereals"
(title of a book written by Prof. Dr. Werner Kollath, who explored these
correlations), they were well off. But when humans renounced this "community
of life" (or symbiosis) with the cereals, disaster took its course. They
did it by only using the starch (extract flour, refined flour, white flour)
to produce their bread, and by feeding the cereals to animals to eat their
meat. With an "incubation time" of about 20 years (which was found by the
English scientists T. L. Cleave and G. D. Campbell, published 1966, and
called "the rule of the 20 years"), all the endemic chronic diseases and
degenerations of civilization developed in the populations, no matter which
race and continent.
If mankind would return to this original symbiosis with the cereals, by
eating undenaturated preparations and products made from freshly ground
cereals, this would result in several advantages:
But what is happening really? The larger part of the world harvest of cereals
is fed to about 15 billion "useful animals" to eat their meat. Each single
person eating so called "mixed food" (vegetables and animal food products),
is eating up the food base of a complete family in a "developing country".
The punishment is coming later, with a delay in average of 20 years: The
person falls ill with one of the protein-mast diseases (so called and proven
by Prof. Dr. Lothar Wendt, who was living and teaching in Frankfurt): Cardiovascular
diseases like hypertension, heart attack, stroke; overweight, diabetes
II, gout, polyarthritis, rheumatism, allergies, dysfunction of the kidneys,
and more. When already the parents were eating "mixed food", it doesn't
anymore take again 20 years; already the children then suffer from degenerations
and diseases during their childhood.
In the so called "highly developed countries" most of the chronic civilization's
diseases, ailments, complaints and degenerations would disappear;
in the so called "developing countries" hunger and death by hunger of children
and adults would disappear;
world production of cereals would be sufficient to supply each living human
individual in the world of 6 billion per day with 1 kg of cereals, which
is sufficient to bake 1.5 kg of whole-meal bread. This is very nutritious,
maintaining health, and more than enough for 1 person; nobody, no child
and no adult, would need to go hungry and suffer from malnutrition
Any change or actions should not be expected from governments or "health"ministries.
All of them, at least indirectly, are under influence of pressure groups
(lobbies), who are interested to leave or even maintain the things as they
are; see the essay
of Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. jur. Erich Fechner "Economic Interests and the right
of free expression of opinion in favor of public welfare, especially in
questions of public health (only available in German language).
Now - after you have found this information on the internet - you
can use of your consumer's power, to change things to the better.
When ever you are buying bread and bakery products, ask for whole-meal bread
and whole-meal bakery products, made from freshly ground whole-meal flour.
Insist on it also in hotels, restaurants, airplanes, diner-cars, university
cafeterias, canteens, clinics and hospitals. The more frequently you do
this, and the more people do this, the more likely and sooner something
Wherever the usual denaturated products and high quality whole-meal
breads and products are offered, always the whole-meal products are preferred
and sell out first. It is the dictatorship of the exclusively offered white
flour products, which forces a lot of people to eat them, because there
is nothing else available.
Pay attention please to fresh grinding of the cereals for producing such whole-meal breads and products. Because only then the health-relevant vital
substances, which are very sensitive to oxidation and enzymatic decomposition
soon after grinding, are still contained in these whole-meal foodstuffs.
After the baking process, because enzymes are deactivated, health value
of whole-meal bakery products is maintained at least for 1-2 weeks or more
(dependent on storage methods).
In the next document you will find the history of my recipes for whole-meal
breads and bakery products, which will give you an idea about the "scenery"
in the background.
You can encourage your baker, to take a license of my recipes. You may
print out these pages, to show him. He is not only doing a favor to you,
but also a favor to himself, because success and prestige of him and his
bakery will grow. Licensed bakers also get a place in my internet site
to tell about their location and offers of such products.
Using my E-Mail-Address,
you or your baker could request for an information about the license agreement
for the bakery (please give full addresses including fax and if available
e-mail of you and of the bakery). By motivating your baker, you are doing
something of high value for yourself, your family, your bakery and additionally
for a lot of more people living around the bakery.